Martelly Met with Preval after a cancel meeting with the six opposition parties

After failure to meet with the six political parties of the opposition, Monday, Oct. 13, the head of state Joseph Michel Martelly met with former President Rene Preval, in the context of political consultations this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. 

Within the framework of political consultations in progress, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly, received this Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the National Palace, former President Rene Preval. On this occasion, the Office of Communication of the Presidency invites the broadcast media, print and television from 1: 00 PM 

The Office of Communication of the Presidency already thanked the media for the wide coverage they give these talks. 

This is one of the very few political appearances Preval, Martelly's predecessor, who seemed to have withdrawn after the lapel of his dolphin Jude Celestin. 

Meanwhile, no date has yet been set for the meeting to be held with the six opposition parties, said the coordinator of the Patriotic Movement of the Democratic Opposition (MOPOD), Jean Andre Victor. 

A letter from the Executive would have been sent to Senator Jean William Jeanty to brief the political parties of the meeting of Monday, October 13. 

Not having time to read the letter, Jeanty could not communicate to the different political entities, says coordinator MOPOD platform. 

Furthermore, the content of the letter does not address the concerns of opposition senators, which would have required the executive to enter into negotiations with the political parties of the opposition, does he know. 

At a meeting, Friday, Oct. 3, the four senators advised Martelly to undertake negotiations instead of consultations with the six political entities. 

"We will not participate in political consultations but we are available to participate in a process of transparent and well planned negotiations," insists Victor. 

Senator Wesner Polycarpe sees either no way to pre-electoral crisis from political consultations of the Head of State. 

Initiated since September 2014, political consultations would be initiated by Martelly with different sectors of national life to pave the way for the organization of legislative, municipal and local elections in arrears for more than 3 years. 

These elections have been announced for the first quarter of next year as the end of the mandates of the deputies and several senators in office expires next January. 

This week, Senator Simon Dieuseul Desras wished to recall that senators were sworn September 9, 2009 and therefore the end of their term, is 9 September 2015. 

Until there is another deal in the Senate, Wesner Polycarpe fixed the term of office of members and half of the 20 sitting senators for the second Monday in January 2015.